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Annual, erect herbs. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, entire. Flowers small, sessile, in lateral and terminal peduncled, dense, cylinderic spikes, with a conical apex, bracts distinct, bracteoles 2. Sepals connate in a half-superior calyx, limb 5-fid, lobes ovate. Petals 5, connate in an epigynous, campanulate, 5-lobed corolla. Stamens 5, adnate to corolla tube. Ovary 2-celled, ovules many, stigmas obscurely 2-lobed. Fruit a capsule, membranous below, the crown above the calyx limb, hard, depressed-conical.